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					             3‐D Avatar‐Based, Virtual World Learning in a Second Life™  
                              Educational Metaverse 
                                                 
                                    Initial Progress Report 
                    University of Idaho NWACC Proof‐of‐Concept Grant 
                                     September 11, 2007 
                                                 
       Gregory Möller, Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 
                  University of Idaho, Dept. of Food Science and Toxicology 
      P.O. Box 442312, Moscow, ID 83844‐2312; Ph 208‐301‐1814; gmoller@uidaho.edu 
 
Brief statement of project goals 
        The overall goal of this project is to advance 3‐D interactive, avatar‐based, collaborative 
learning environments to increase student access and learning. We propose to develop a 
unique educational metaverse (a synthetic online universe) in Second Life™  for students in two 
upper division toxicology courses as a proof of concept. 
Objective a)  Development of Second Life "Idahonia" 
Objective b)  Student interactive activity 
Objective c)  Peer‐to‐peer training of faculty  
Objective d)  Assessment  
 
Discussion of project results/extent to which goals were met 
        We have developed Idahonia, a University of Idaho virtual campus, in a preliminary but 
highly functional and aesthetically pleasing build in Second Life™ (Objective a). The virtual 
property includes an adaptation of some campus landmarks that include the UI Administration 
building with convocation area and our campus water tower. The area has been designed to 
accommodate social needs and functional need. We have included a meeting room with 
functional slide and video viewer. In the sky above our virtual campus, we have also created a 
futuristic classroom space called the Skydome Learning Complex. This complex includes 
convocation and art display area and two slide and video enabled classrooms that can seat 75 
students. 
        To enhance and organize interactivity in a large group we have designed and scripted 
special software that enables the students in a SL class to raise and lower their hand; at the 
same time the instructor get a screen message on who the student is and for how long they 
have had their hand up (Objective b).  The SL voice client enables real time stereo (dimensional) 
voice interaction, but large groups can be hard to manage since visual clues on who is actually 
speaking can be less efficient with this interface than in real life. The learning curve for SL is 
moderately steep for some. These student explorers are facing the same challenges that 
students in the early 1990s faced with email and WWW course support tools that are now 
second nature in academia. 
        The courses supported by this project have students from numerous locations. This 
group of students, separated by thousands of miles, collaborates weekly in real‐time meetings, 
using the virtual campus facilities of the University of Idaho created in Second Life™ 

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(www.sl.uidaho.edu).  In addition to the traditional upper division and graduate students taking 
the class at the University of Idaho Moscow/Post Falls/Idaho Falls campuses, we enroll a diverse 
group of students in this course that includes: a student currently interning at the National 
Institutes of Health; a new professor of geosciences at a community college in Dallas with 200 
students of her own; a conservation organizer in Star Valley Wyoming; a professor at the 
University of New South Wales in Australia; an aquatic scientist with the Wisconsin Department 
of Natural Resources; a graduate student taking the course from the University of Alaska, 
Anchorage; and a Philadelphia‐based scientist with nine years of experience in environmental 
consulting firms, to describe a few. 
        In previous years with the Etox course, we have not been able to organize the class for 
group projects. With the development of the group space in SL, this class is now undertaking a 
very ambitious cooperative project of producing a HD documentary on a national water quality 
challenge (See appendix; Park Foundation ‐ Digital Peripatetic Project Prospectus)(Objective b). 
        To assist in peer training in the technology of this project, a presentation and 
demonstration on teaching in SL was made to 75 new faculty members during an orientation 
session in the first week of fall semester classes. We have partnered two faculty members in 
the UI College of Art and Architecture Virtual Technology & Design program and they have 
incorporated SL development into their senior capstone course using the work product of this 
effort; currently a team of six students is working on a new college student orientation module 
in our virtual world. A new faculty member in counseling has begun organizing an international 
mini‐conference in SL now slated for next summer; a geology professor has begun development 
of a simulated mineralogy course support area on our island; and a professor in the UI Law 
School is developing an analysis of social/legal dynamics in SL for his students (Objective c).  
 
Project Schedule Accomplishment 
May 14, 2007:  Project initiation meeting with technical support and cooperators 
       Completed. Partnership established with the UI Virtual Technology & Design program. 
May 14‐28:  Purchase and initialization of Second Life island with controlled access. 
       Completed purchase in late June; delays due to hire of virtual technology & design 
       students, establishing educational credentials, prototyping of virtual world design.  
May 21:  Project Web site established and linked to NWACC Web site 
       Completed early August. Delayed due to our desire to use the Web site as a university 
       portal to Second Life™ and delivery delay of island coordinates following purchase. 
       www.sl.uidaho.edu  
May 28 to August 17:  Design, development, and deployment of Idahonia metaverse to support 
student access and interaction. Prim purchase, prim development, script development.  
       Completed. The virtual rendering of the campus took over 60 days of design work for the 
       preliminary phase. 
August 6 to 10:  Development and course web posting of student tutorials and training 
materials.  


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       Completed. www.sl.uidaho.edu  www.agls.uidaho.edu/etox  
       www.agls.uidaho.edu/foodtox  
August 20:  Semester begins; initial meetings of enrolled ETox and FoodTox students in our  
Second Life learning space. 
       Completed and ongoing. Student orientation and weekly course meetings in virtual 
       classrooms using the full voice interaction of SL. Thirty‐four enrolled students.  
September 7:  First impression survey of enrolled students. Analysis of student response and 
course adjustment as necessary. 
       Completed. Survey instruments attached in appendix. Return and analysis of student 
       response pending. 
September 14:  Initial progress report completed and e‐mailed to NWACC 
        Completed. 
 
Impact of project/future plans 
        It is too early to assess the impact of the project. Initial student surveys are in the 
collection process. To make students more comfortable interacting in a virtual world, we have 
distributed the IMB report Virtual Worlds, Real Leaders 
http://www.ibm.com/ibm/ideasfromibm/us/giogaming/073007/index.shtml 
        We plan to experiment with this virtual interaction space. The attached project 
prospectus recently submitted to the Park Foundation is an example of this experimentation. 
 
URLs of related Web sites 
        Project Web site: http://www.sl.uidaho.edu 
        Project SLurl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/University%20of%20Idaho/135/131/36 
 
Summaries/URLs of any publicity the project has gained 
        A feature describing the project was published in the University of Idaho student 
newspaper on August 31. On September 5, another story describing the podcasts of the 
lectures for these courses ran in the student newspaper. Copies of these articles are found in 
the appendix.  
 




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    Appendices 
 
September 7, 2007                                                                                      
                                                                       Environmental Research Institute 
                                                                                      P.O. Box 441052 
                                                                               Moscow, ID 83844‐1052 
Trustees of the Park Foundation 
Park Foundation Inc. 
P.O. Box 550 
Ithaca, New York 14851  
 
Re: Project prospectus 
 
Dear Trustees: 
 
         We are writing to introduce you to an exciting new approach for protecting the environment 
that leverages digital media, curious students, and a wandering professor – and to invite you to consider 
receiving a proposal in support of our ambitious project: Walking and Talking: Moving the discovery 
process of environmental solutions from dialectic to dialogue. 
 
Project Overview 
         In our current work, we are producing an experimental format, one‐hour documentary, HD 
video feature on the environmental and public health impacts of chemicals released from municipal 
wastewater treatment plants. We are seeking Park Foundation support to help increase our product 
quality and broaden the distribution of our work. We are using Las Vegas, Nevada as our backdrop. After 
New York, Las Vegas is the second most recognizable American city; and nearby Lake Mead is the largest 
reservoir in the US. The water quality challenges and public water resource sustainability threats to the 
Lake Mead ecosystem typify those experienced by many US cities. In our project we are exploring the 
research and implications of release of biologically active chemicals such as endocrine disruptors and 
pharmaceuticals into US waters. To illustrate the fundamentals of risk assessment, we are linking 
statistics and probability with its roots in ancient gaming and the gaming of modern Las Vegas. Our 
approach will be highlighted by first‐person narrated stream‐walks and interpretive conversations 
between technical experts that have the ability to talk in lay person’s language. Animations and 
computer graphics will help simplify presentation of complex processes and the related science and 
engineering concepts. 
         In this digital Aristotelian peripatetic approach, a ‘walk‐about’ with camera, an award‐winning 
professor with expertise in the related fields will conduct interpretive, entertaining analysis and 
insightful dialogues with experts and stakeholders while immersed in a representative impacted area. 
This will not be a reality format video but rather an extended classroom where the co‐discovery process 
between professor and student is opened to a national classroom via broadcast. 
         The preproduction, background research, storyboarding, writing (voice‐over scripting and 
interviews) as well as consultation on the postproduction editing will be conducted with a collaborative 
team of fifteen graduate and professional students and eight undergraduate students, from related 
science and engineering fields. These students are located across the US and are currently participating 
in the University of Idaho online course Principles of Environmental Toxicology 
(www.agls.uidaho.edu/etox). This group of students, separated by thousands of miles, collaborates 
regularly in real‐time meetings, using the virtual campus facilities of the University of Idaho created in 
                                                                           University of Idaho Project Prospectus 



Second Life™ (www.sl.uidaho.edu).  In addition to the traditional upper division and graduate students 
taking the class at the University of Idaho Moscow/Post Falls/Idaho Falls campuses, we enroll a diverse 
group of students in this course that includes: a student currently interning at the National Institutes of 
Health; a new professor of geosciences at a community college in Dallas with 200 students of her own; a 
conservation organizer in Star Valley Wyoming; a professor at the University of New South Wales in 
Australia; an aquatic scientist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; a graduate student 
taking the course from the University of Alaska, Anchorage; and a Philadelphia‐based scientist with nine 
years of experience in environmental consulting firms, to describe a few. Additional project participants 
include collaborating faculty in risk communication, journalism and mass media, and a team of faculty 
and project interns in the areas of computer graphics and animation as well as production.  
          This work is being produced according to PBS Red Book and engineering technical standards, 
and we are cooperating with Idaho Public Television during all phases of production. With support of the 
Park Foundation, we anticipate targeting national distribution of our work through PBS, the national 
media, and film festivals using already established institutional‐level media contacts. 
 
Project Timeline:  
Student Rough‐Cut Phase……………….  August 21, 2007 ‐ December 15, 2007 
Final Cut Phase……………………………….  December 15, 2007 ‐ March 31, 2008 
Distribution Phase…………………………..  Starts April 1, 2008 
  
Project Funding:  
          Secured 
$50,000 ‐ Hardware and software acquisition (professional HD cameras, digital sound recorders and 
mixers, microphones, underwater camera housing, and a complete HD compatible non‐linear editing 
suite). These funds were obtained as elements of competitively funded projects supporting the digital 
peripatetic teaching approach. These include an Idaho State Board of Education Technology Incentive 
grant and a NorthWest Academic Computing Consortium Proof‐of‐Concept grant, in addition to 
invention royalty return funds, institutional teaching funds, and institutional research indirect return 
funds.   
          Requested from the Park Foundation 
$10,000 – To support stock footage purchase (e.g., aerial video of Lake Mead), follow‐up site travel, 
post‐production expenses, formatting and packaging for distribution, and distribution expenses.   
 
Project Background: 
          The general theme of our work is: a challenged environment with a high‐stakes outcome, a 
professor with a camera, curious students, and a national classroom to catalyze a metamorphosis from 
dialectic to dialogue in environmental management. 
          Using modern digital technology, we will use the peripatetic approach of walking around during 
teaching‐learning that was employed by Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher. Aristotle, an archetype 
for the modern university professor, is widely regarded as the first observational environmental 
scientist. In 350 BCE, Aristotle's works Animalia and Meteorologica exhaustively detailed the biological 
and environmental knowledge of the time including the first recorded observation of Earth changes in 
the human time‐scale. 
          In our case analysis, we will examine the environmental challenge of water quality in the Las 
Vegas Valley. Four wastewater treatment plants servicing Las Vegas discharge hundreds of millions of 
gallons of treated water daily into the Las Vegas Wash, a natural drainage that empties into Lake Mead, 
the source of drinking water for over 2 million people. Researchers have observed residues of many 
pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the water, sediments, and biota of Lake Mead. Endocrine 

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                                                                          University of Idaho Project Prospectus 



disruption leading to feminization of male fish has been observed in these waters. This is troubling in 
light of the national statistics compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control that document a doubling 
of the rate of hypospadias (an incomplete masculinization human male birth defect) over the past thirty 
years.  Similar to many communities across America, a thirsty Las Vegas, already stressed from rapid 
growth, now faces the task of advancing the risk management and engineering innovations needed to 
manage this emerging challenge.   
          Our field production work is done primarily in the first‐person, using a one person crew (the 
wandering professor) and occasionally an assistant. Some audio and video has already been acquired. 
We are scheduled for site filming and B‐roll acquisition including underwater sequences in late 
September. We will conduct some regional interviews during the second week of October. Our class, via 
our cameras, has been invited to document USGS field and sampling activities on Lake Mead during the 
week of November 5. This particular event will involve about two dozen scientists from across the 
country that will sample this ecosystem and meet to discuss the current scientific findings. We are 
scheduling conversations with local stakeholders, local political leaders, and scientists working on this 
problem. A recurring theme in our work will be shared responsibility and the system of “reliable 
strangers” that is required for successful management of complex environmental and social systems. 
 
The Project Leaders: 
Gregory Moller, Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology – an award‐winning 
          teacher whose water research was selected in 2006 as a national example of science that 
          changes peoples’ lives; in 2006, his water treatment technology was also cited as one of 
          “twenty‐five innovations that changed the world.” 
Denise Bennett, Senior Instructor in Production and Videography – an experienced producer, director, 
          and videographer in the field of video shorts, ENG, and documentaries.  
William Loftus, Science Writer and Journalism Instructor – an accomplished local, regional, and national 
          journalist with credits that include the New York Times. 
The Students of Principles of Environmental Toxicology – a diverse group of talented and intellectually 
          curious students looking to improve the future of our environment.  
 
Our Organization:  
          The University of Idaho is a comprehensive land‐grant university with about 13,000 students. 
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has been a place that expects more from itself, more from its 
students, more from knowledge, and more from life. The UI offers a distinctive combination of 
outstanding majors and programs, accomplished faculty, world‐class facilities, renowned research, and a 
residential campus in a spectacular natural setting. The University of Idaho is ranked among the top 
national universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and it is rated as a high research 
activity university by the Carnegie Foundation.  
 
          Support from the Park Foundation for this experimental approach towards enhancing public 
awareness of critical environmental issues while training tomorrow’s leaders will hasten the 
metamorphosis from dialectic to dialogue in protection of the environment.  Please feel free to contact 
us via phone or email at your convenience. Thank you for your consideration. 
 
Sincerely, 
Gregory Moller, Ph.D.                   Denise Bennett                     William Loftus 
Associate Professor                     Senior Instructor                  Science Writer and Instructor 
Ph.  208‐301‐1814                       Ph. 208‐885‐7460                   Ph. 208‐885‐7694 
gmoller@uidaho.edu                      deniseb@uidaho.edu                 bloftus@uidaho.edu  

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iOther      ate students/' Barnes said.             "VVhat tends to be the most effective are pro~
I hap-          Last fall, UI's enrollment
                                               grams like Articulate," Schlater said. "These
'ersity     was down 5.9 percent, 7.7
                                               programs aUow you to use PovverPoint and
 Doug       percent over the past two          record your audio so students can watch the
 snap-      vears.                             presentation on a Mac or a PC."
 lment      , With each 1 percent drop
                                                    The increasing use of technology in the
of the      in enrollment! the univer~         classroom has been a source of constant
which       sity loses about $500,000.         debate among faculty. Schlater has heard
l great     Last year's total losses were
                                               concerns about a possible drop in atlen*
            $2.95 million.                     dance once everything is made available
                                               online;
                                                  "When Ihey do group activities they


aralmsto                                       think there won't be enough people to
                                               participate," Schlater said. "But
                                               have to make it a

                                                   Greg Moller            in the

students                                       departmettt of          science
                                               and toxicology, he has had a
                                               Webcast since 2000 and has
                                               been podcasting for the last

rid travel                                     year. Although he feels this
                                               type of technology is a cold
                                               medium, the generation
                                               coming up is responsive
            in visiting another country        to it.
            The hour··lol1g sessions be-           "These are people
            gin at 11 a.m and noon, Al-        who text, 'Hey baby, 1
c and       though students don't need         love you,' andrnean it,"
lInons      to bring anything to the           Moller said.
Iterna-     sessions, the IPO stresses             Moller feels it's the job of
:e pro-     the importance of coming           the person presenting the mate-
grams       on time.                           rial to keep themselves lively even
ltional        Keegan Price, an in-
            ternational studies major,                          See POD, page 4
od the      participated in a 10 month-
tudent      long trip to Japan through
tterna-     the IPQ, and works there
                          as an intern.
Really just               Price received
                          a       $7,000
                          grant for his
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         r
                                                                                                        though they may be
                                                                                                        alone while recording.
                                                                                                        He implements simple
                                                                                                        techniques of using
                                                                                                        white letters on dark
                                                                                                        backgrounds and avoid-
                                                                                                        ing monotone voices to
                                                                                                        liven up the episodes.
                                                          Some of it must be finished                   He also practices the So-
                                                          before the shift is over, Kwiat-              cratic method as a way to
                                                          kowski said.                                  keep students focused.
                                                              Aside from the paperwork,                 . "Ultimately your try"
                                                          an officer's patrol shift consists            mg to keep the mind
                                                          of driving around Moscow and                  engaged," Moller said
                                                          campus.                                       "Even if they don't reO
                                                              There isn't any set pattern as            spond outloud, they're
                                                          to where the officer will be at a             still thinking."
                                                          given time, instead they drive                    Moller's courses are
                                                          around listening to the radio                 available to anyone
                                                          and offering assistance to oth-               searching the Web, and
                                                          er officers. If one officer pulls             although some teach_
                                                          someone over for a traffic viola-             ers may be hesitant to
                                                          tion or a suspected DUl, anoth-               use this approach them,
                                                          er officer will arrive to provide             selves, he is getting ~
                                                          backup.                                       positive response.
                                                              'Many offenses officers re-                   Nathan Johnson is
                                                          spond to on campus are alcohol                a graduate student at
                                                          related.                                      Mississippi State who
                                                              On Aug. 25, officers respond-             watched Moller's lee:
                                                          ed to an IS-year-old freshman                 tures and found therd
                                                          passed out in front of Theo-                  helpful. He e-mailed
                                                          phllus Tower. The student was                 Moller and recommend.;;
                                                          taken to the hospital where a                 ed that he teach his tac-
                                                          citation was issued.                          tics to others.
                                                              Later that night, four stu-                   Currently, podcast-
                                                          dents suspected of a minor in                 ing does take a signifi-
                                                          possession attempted to run                   cant amount of time,
                                                          from the police. Three of them                effort and funding to be
                                                          were caught and spent the night               done effectively. It alsd
                           someone \vith a DUl,           i?- jail in addition to receiving             requires technological
                                                          hckets for the original offense               proficiency, but Schlater
                he has to file six to seven hours
                                                          and all of the charges that come              feels when a program
                lA'orth of papervvork 'v'lith all of
                                                          with running from police.                     comes out that makes it
                the agencies that will be con-
                nected to the case,                           In addition to patrolling                 simpler to do, it will be
                                                          campus, officers are allowed to               seen more often.
                   The            has to see the re-                                                        Meier is still ex-
                                     happened, the        enter the residence halls and pa-
                                                          trol public areas. Dorm rooms                 perimenting with the
                            Ii (ense has to be sus-
                                                          are considered private, but the               technology but doesn't
                pellct"d through the DMV and                                                            worry about podcasts
                      entire incident has to be           rest of the building is public
                                                          ground.                                       cutting back on the num-
                recorded                 into the de-                                                   ber of students present
                Damnpnr, log: and that's just                 IIEvery once and a while we
                                                                                                        in classes.
                    tip of the iceberg,                   see them, but we would always
                                                                                                            "It's just another
                   An officer assigned to DUI             appreciate seeing them more,"
                                                                                                        toot" Meier said. "In
                emphasis              pun over three      said senior Jesse Walson, a resi-
                                                                                                        the old days we used
  95            or four            per ni.ght, 'which     dent assistant for Graham Hall
                                                          in the Tower. "Having some                    audio tapes, but technol-
percent sheer   adds       to 20 to 30 hours of pa-                                                     ogy today has allowed
   Police Of-   Dem10I'k from a single shift. All         sort of police presence helps
                                                                                                        students more opportu-
                . tl.!Js paper.vVf.:~rk is required to    build security and makes the
                                                                                                        nities than it has in the
   an officer   be filed "";'lthin tour to five days.     residence halls a safer place."
                                                                                                        past."


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                                                                                                   "It's so good to get out of
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